BATON ROUGE — Gov. John Bel Edwards recently signed a bill expanding on and clarifying legislation related to divorce and spousal support.
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Law scholar says measure requiring unanimous jury vote for felony convictions in Louisiana is needed
BATON ROUGE — A measure proposed by state Sen. J.P. Morrell (D-New Orleans) that would change the requirement to convict a defendant of a felony to a unanimous jury vote from a nonunanimous vote could lead to the single most important legal reform in the state’s history, a law scholar said.
&&& The Louisiana Senate passed a bill on March 20 to postpone any slander lawsuits filed against people who allegedly have been victims of sexual assault. If the House approves it, courts will be required to postpone any slander lawsuits filed against alleged sexual assault victims.
Disbarred Monroe attorney and former Louisiana state Sen. Charles D.
The Louisiana House recently passed a free speech bill over concerns that controversial guests wouldn’t be allowed to speak at the state's public university campuses.
LAFAYETTE — Republican John Kennedy emerged from the crowded primary for the Senate seat left vacant by departing Republican David Vitter with advantages over Democrat Foster Campbell as they head into the Dec. 10 runoff.
BATON ROUGE - On the evening of Oct. 18, five candidates running for the U.S. Senate met at Louisiana Tech University for a debate. The other 19 candidates were forced to watch from home, because they did not meet the criteria for admission.
NEW ORLEANS -- More than 20 years after Carol Bernofsky first filed suit for wrongful dismissal from his job as a biochemistry professor, he is still fighting what he believes is a grave injustice.
NEW ORLEANS — Former state alcohol and tobacco control commissioner Troy Hebert, who is running for the Senate, asked a judge to force Louisiana Public Broadcasting (LPB) and the Council for a Better Louisiana (CABL) include him in an upcoming debate despite his failure to meet participation requirements.
BATON ROUGE – A state Senate resolution that was partially responsible for the June 30, 2014 closure of the Huey P. Long Medical Center in Pineville was recently deemed “null and void” by a judge in the 19th Judicial District Court.
BATON ROUGE—House Bill 146 is one of a number of measures introduced in the Louisiana State Legislature this session that are meant to eliminate obstacles for convicted felons re-entering society after offense.
BATON ROUGE – Although hardly anyone would argue against men and women earning equal pay, a new bill by state Sen. JP Morrell (D-Dist. 3) met opposition by the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB) and other state senators earlier this year.
NEW ORLEANS – The city of New Orleans and other defendants in litigation brought by a company that lost its bid to develop the former World Trade Center dispute the contents of a white paper an attorney for the company provided to members of a state Senate committee.
NEW ORLEANS – Legislation that could cost the losing bidder suing the city of New Orleans over the former World Trade Center development millions of dollars almost unanimously passed the state Senate earlier this week and is now in the House, over the objections of the losing bidder.
BATON ROUGE – The state senator who introduced a bill that could cost the losing bidder suing the city over the former World Trade Center development millions of dollars said in an interview he is holding out hope for the legislation.